Punjab to set up CBG Plant in Ludhiana

Bhagwant Mann

Punjab Government led by Chief Minister S Bhagwant Mann will set up an additional Compressed Biogas (CBG) plant at Haibowal Dairy Complex in Ludhiana for scientific disposal of the waste produced from the dairy complex.

Revealing this, Punjab New & Renewable Energy Sources Minister Mr. Aman Arora said that Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) has started the process to set up an additional Compressed Biogas (CBG) Plant with a capacity of 12000 raw biogas (about 4.8-ton CBG) at Haibowal Dairy Complex on Build Operate and Own (BOO) basis. One CBG plant with a capacity to consume 225 tons of raw material has already been operational at the dairy complex.

This project is a part of the Buddha Nullah Rejuvenation Project, informed the Minister while adding that the Punjab Government will not leave any stone unturned to generate environmental friendly fuel from waste and concerted efforts are being made in this direction to ensure a clean and green environment to the residents of Punjab.

The Cabinet Minister said that under this project cattle dung would be collected from the dairy complex. Any shortfall of cattle dung will be met by using vegetable or mandi waste, municipal segregated green waste, agro-waste or other types of biodegradable waste.

PEDA has invited an e-tender for setting up the CBG plant. The closing date of bid is 26th October 2022 (till 5 pm). Interested companies can log on to the website eproc.punjab.gov.in for more details. Notably, PEDA is the state nodal agency for the promotion and development of renewable energy programs/projects and energy conservation programs in Punjab.